Make the Most of Your Summer Vacation
It's Not Too Early to Start Thinking About SSU
There's no perfect way to choose a college but there are steps you can take to find the best fit. Check out our tips for finding the future that suits you.
Visit us this summer in the city by the sea–plan your campus tour!
College Ready Checklist
Review what's important to you. Whether it's financial aid, class size, student organizations, or residence halls, a university's website is a great first step to see if it's worth the visit. Discover what makes SSU different.
Stepping foot on a campus is typically the best way to see if a college is a good fit. Salem State offers campus tours and information sessions Monday through Friday at 11 am and 2 pm, and some Saturdays and holidays. Don't be afraid to explore off-campus as well. Salem offers amazing eats, lots of history, and views galore. Plan to spend the day or even two if you're traveling!
Stay on Track with Your Courses
Make sure you are enrolled in courses you will need to graduate and prepare for college.
Salem State follows the Department of Higher Education requirements, which are as follows:
English 4 courses Mathematics 4 courses (Algebra I and II and Geometry or Trigonometry, or comparable coursework) including mathematics during senior year of high school Science 3 courses (each with laboratory) Foreign Language 2 courses (in a single language) Social Science 2 courses (including 1 course in U.S. history) Electives 2 courses (from the above subjects or the arts, humanities or computer science)
Learn About the College Admissions Process
Understanding what each college/university requires as part of their application is helpful so you can be prepared for your senior year. Each school will have different application requirements and deadlines.
Get Your Finances in Check
College may seem like a financial burden, but it doesn’t have to be. If you create a financial plan, you can avoid falling into debt. Check college websites to get an estimate of tuition costs. The Net Price Calculator is a tool for students and parents to use to get the estimate of what it costs to attend Salem State for an academic year. View Salem State's tuition and fees to get started.